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Busy centre stack and

Polarising styling

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Peugeot has more recently best known for its smaller — 207, 308 et al — some SUVs as an aside, but the end of the portfolio has long been The 407 soldiered on, the 607 fell well of expectations and now finally the 508 is here. and to many eyes not as pretty as the it s striking and has presence, but the feline of some of its forebears seems

We re not shopping in the bargain basement at but the biggest passenger Pug has no shortage of — there s quad-zone climate control, sunblinds for the and rear-side windows, parking front and rear, hill-start an electric parking brake, and rake adjustable steering, an folding and heated exterior mirrors, and an auto-dipping rear mirror.

The GT also gets the head up display screen colour output, keyless and go, cruise control with limiter function, satellite a top-quality eight-speaker sound with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, via the slightly busy leather-wrapped wheel, 18in alloy but it s not all standard. Leather seats position memory is an extra or there are two satnav options nav and the head-up display alone are or those two features with the system upgrade add up to $2300.

Top of the list is the high-pressure common-rail injection turbodiesel engine, shrinks to 2.2 from the outgoing 2.7 V6, but gains 10Nm and improves consumption by 33 per cent — 8.4 to 5.7 litres per 100km. Peugeot the use of lightweight and low-friction engine and components — including a turbocharger impeller and piezo — has helped reduce use.

The 508 GT car also has a double-wishbone (instead of the MacPherson strut for the of the range) which the company improves the steering and overall


This is a big car — 92mm in the wheelbase than its predecessor and for some it s a like and others are in the yikes camp when it to the looks. Certainly striking, the 508 has a sculpted shoulder line extends through the snout, carries the new-look family The rear is squared-off and almost by comparison, with tail in LED form to stand out.

It s is more conventional, with than enough room for adults — at 190-odd cm I was to sit behind my own driving position, is a good indication of enough and leg room. Seating is comfortable, if not with lateral support but there are heaters for the front and the driver gets a massage, so s compensation. The dashboard, centre and steering wheel are all a little than is ideal, due the long of features — although no satnav is a bit cheeky in a car over

The 508 has a European New Car Assessment Program of five stars, with six and stability control, emergency assist and brakeforce distribution as as pretensioning and load-limiting front and load-limiting outer rear (all seatbelts are lap-sash). The 508 has the electric rear child-safety (for the doors and windows) parental control with one

Faster reacting LED tail-lights, adaptive bi-xenon headlights and wipers, front and rear fog tyre pressure sensors and running lights.

Getting to with the new Pug, the first is negotiating a busy centre — it s got plenty of gear, but the GT s myriad buttons and menus t always the easiest to decipher. It s Mon Dieu.

The GT-only front end give it a willing nose for and the body is well-controlled, but anyone for more compliant ride will have to forgo the front-end, as well as losing out on the diesel, which claims a figure of 5.7 l/100km and gets averages in the real world. You re not in any doubt about fuel but it s not harsh and at cruising speeds it is far audible, the payoff coming in-gear acceleration on part-throttle 450Nm is a solid chunk a little powerplant.

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The six-speed auto works enough with the engine, the gated shift is not as easy to use as The GT s driver s seat has power-adjustment, and a massager, so there s no need to in the traffic — cool from the quad-zone climate warmer loosening up the back and who about being late for Rear headroom isn t cavernous but s enough lower-limb space for my cm frame to sit behind a similarly driver.

The sound system has USB and connectivity, although when an iPhone s music player (on a USB or via Bluetooth) the delay from button to track change meant two or three were The telephone side suffered of these issues and easy to use through the car s infotainment system. The is clear and relatively easy to as was the centre trip computer — unlike many with such screens, the Pug had a readout, which was a good to the head-up display screen flips into place on

The boot (which has no button on the that I could find) is not deep but useful at 497 litres if there was a full-size spare it be too shallow, so the 508 makes do with a Something the bulk of French are doing well is the rear locks, a simple button does door locks and leaving the driver in control too many window lock remove all control and don t leave the s switches in play.

Some love the looks, others just be pleased to have an to the Germans who dominate the compact market, but the Gallic lion has something to roar about Well-equipped but not as engaging as perhaps it have been, it s a welcome and step back into the for Peugeot — with a that is worthy of genuine

PEUGEOT 508 GT 2.2L HDi SEDAN

. $52,990

Warranty . 3 years,

Resale . 45% Source: Glass s

Service interval . 20,000km or

Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
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